This time of year it may be hard to picture wearing anything on your feet other than snow boots and warm, wool socks, but spring is just around the corner, and for many, that marks the beginning of the travel season. One piece of travel gear that folks often overlook is their shoes. We’ve compiled an extensive list of the best travel shoes for both men and women. You can wear these on the plane and easily get through security checkpoints or slip them on before a stroll down some cobblestone streets in whatever historical place you’ve traveled to. Regardless of what your plans are, these recommendations will keep you stylish and comfortable.
For the Ladies
Kenneth Cole Foxy King Fashion Sneaker
These sneakers are stylish, comfortable and practical. They look great, but you can wear them all day long on day hikes and tours, and your feet will still feel fantastic at the end of the day. The holes allow your feet to breathe, so you don’t have to worry about your feet sweating, and they’ll dry quickly if you get them wet.
Superga 2750 Cotu Classic
These white sneakers from Superga are timeless classics. They’re comfortable enough to wear all day, and you can pretty much wear them anywhere, anytime—especially when you’re traveling.
Vionic Beach Noosa Flip-Flop
This stylish flip flop is a must for beach destinations. But, this flop also has some arch support, so you can get away with wearing them through the city during an all-day shopping spree.
For the Guys
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Low Top
“Chucks” have become one of the most versatile wardrobe pieces on the planet. You can wear them with shorts on the beach or with dress pants, shirt, and tie. If you’re going on a trip and for some reason, you can only bring one pair of shoes; Chucks are the way to go.
Tod’s City Gommino Loafers
These stylish loafers are extremely practical and versatile for travelers. They slip on an off easily, making them perfect for airport checkpoints. Plus, you can dress them up or down as needed. They pair great with everything from dress pants to shorts.
Sanuk Men’s Chiba Sidewalk Surfer Shoe
The surfer shoe is the perfect footwear for beach destinations. You can get them wet, bury them in the sand, and then simply brush them off before heading out to dinner at some ocean-side seafood shack that night. If your travel destination promotes the beach bum lifestyle, this is the shoe for you.